Department of Mathematics, College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY)

Calculus Computer Lab MTH 229 (Section 7740):  Fall 2015 Course Outline

Instructor:   Ilya Kofman
Course website:           
Office:   1S-209   phone: (718) 982-3615
Office hours:   Wednesdays   12 - 2:30pm
Course Time and Place:
Wednesdays:  2:30pm - 4:25pm   in 1S-103

Julia: To use Julia from your browser, click here: and log in with your google account. (See below for other ways to access Julia.)

Projects: There are 10 projects due. The projects are available at

You can also get notes that accompany each project from The actual work that must be submitted is from an ipython notebook file meant to be run in IJulia. For example, the first project looks like this link. But the notes for that project are here.

To get a project notebook into JuliaBox, use either one of these two ways (for all the projects at once if you want):

To work on your project, click on IJulia in JuliaBox, and click on the *.ipynb file. If you don't see your project, click on the "Refresh" icon in the upper right corner. If asked by IJulia, choose Julia version 0.3.* for now.

To submit your project, use the CSI MATLAB project grading site at Keep both the ipython notebook open and the MATLAB grading project tab open so that you can copy and paste your answers.

Project due dates:

1. Calculator Sep 9
2. Functions Sep 16
3. Graphing Oct 7
4. Zeros Oct 18
5. Limits Oct 28
6. Derivatives Nov 4
7. Newton's Method Nov 18
8. First and second derivatives Nov 25
9. Extrema Dec 2
10. Integration Dec 14

Exams: There will be three midterm exams and a final exam at the end of the semester. You must take the final exam at the time scheduled by the college. You may only use Julia during exams (no phones or calculators permitted).

Grading: The course grade will be determined as follows (subject to change announced in class): 50% Julia Projects + 30% Midterm Exams + 20% Final Exam. You must pass the exams to pass this course.

Help: Email is the best way to contact me. Stop by during my office hours. Free math tutoring is also available (

Attendance: Attendance is mandatory.

Disability policy: Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable academic accommodations if determined eligible by the Office for Disability Services. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of student's eligibility from the Office of Disability Services, which is located in 1P-101. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the Office for Disability Services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Integrity policy: CUNY's Academic Integrity Policy is available online at

Important Dates:

Past exams from Mth 229 with Julia:

Sample midterm 1

Midterm 1a solutions

Midterm 1b solutions

Sample midterm 2

Midterm 2a solutions

Midterm 2b solutions

Sample midterm 3

Midterm 3a solutions

Midterm 3b solutions

Sample final

Final a solutions

Final b solutions

Useful links for calculus:

Calculus with Julia (online calculus lessons with examples using Julia)

Calculus online tutorial

List of calculus formulas and theorems

Khan Academy Calculus

Patrick JMT

Wolfram Alpha

Online graphing tool

Without Juliabox, Julia is available on our 1S lab computers, using these steps:

Or if you want to install Julia and IJulia on your own computer, see the directions at the "Installing Julia" tab at, or the directions at this MIT course website. Full instructions are on the Julia Downloads website.